Make Experiments!

Run-script generation for earth system models

Make Experiments! (mkexp) contains a set of tools for preparing experiments with the MPI-M's earth system models.


takes a simple configuration file from the user and the templates provided by the model to generate a set of shell scripts that - when run - will set up directories, prepare input data, define configurations, and launch the actual model run and processing.


is a tool that - given two mkexp configuration files - will compare the generated scripts with either the standard diff program or any equivalent tool, taking care of differences by experiment names etc. It is complemented by diffpath which does the same kind of diff but takes its information from the command line instead.

rmexp, cpexp, getexp, ...

More tools to remove experiment data, create a copy under a new name, get experiment info in shell-readable form, etc.

See Release Changes for new features, → Files for releases, and → Documents for information.